Cora is all of a fluster trying to organise the annual bazaar tonight, but everyone is too busy with their personal dramas to help her. While Robert is away in America, Edith and Rosamund are hatching a (doomed) plan to hide her pregnancy. Violet is not so easily fooled.
Rose is continuing her secret liaisons with Jack Ross, but she has her nose put out of joint when things don’t go her way, while Alfred realises too late that he may have made a mistake.
Life is even more complicated for Mary, who is shocked when Anna reveals the identity of her attacker. Just when Bates and Anna seem to be coming through the worst of their troubles, some unexpected news gives her fresh cause for concern.
Meanwhile Isobel is on the receiving end of some unexpected attention.
Any unresolved drama is bound to be tied up in the Christmas special.